Cambridge Analytica shutting down

Cambridge Analytica shutting down”

The row over the improper use of data on 87 million Facebook users by Cambridge Analytica in President Donald Trump's 2016 US election campaign, has hurt the shares of the world's biggest social network and prompted multiple official investigations.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the company's closure is effective today.

Cambridge Analytica, the marketing research company at the heart of the Facebook data breach, is shutting down, according to media reports.

But following an investigation into a breach of data of Facebook users, it was found up to 1.1 million United Kingdom users - and 87 million people globally - could have had their information accessed without their knowledge.

The UK parliament is now demanding that Zuckerberg answer its questions, too. Gizmodo has also reviewed documentation suggesting that the firm's parent company, the SCL Group, is shuttering all of its U.S. offices and cutting off security access for workers. In March, Britain's information commissioner announced that she was seeking a warrant to investigate any misconduct by the data analytics firm, looking to search both its offices and its servers.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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